Poverty, Hunger, and Primary Education in Zambia, Africa

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Extreme Poverty and Hunger
and
Primary Education in Zambia, Africa

Extreme Poverty and Hunger
and
Primary Education in Zambia, Africa

Introduction

Prof. Amartya Sen, a professor of economics at Harvard University said, "Human development, as an approach, is concerned with what I take to be the basic development idea: namely, advancing the richness of human life, rather than the richness of the economy in which human beings live…” (2010). The purpose of this report is to address and present solutions to problems related to extreme poverty and hunger and primary education in Zambia, Africa. These two problems must be taken care of first if we are to ever advance the richness of human life. Societies basic needs must be met before advancement can and should occur. Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighboring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia and Angola (2013). Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in Zambia would mean stopping the vicious cycle that occurs in developing countries. Poor people are generally not very healthy and people who are not healthy do not work very well, therefore getting poorer. Making sure primary education is available to all people is also important. Many children in developing countries are working instead of gaining an education. If they are provided with the opportunity to learn and grow then more jobs may become available to them, therefore better the economy and lives of others. This report will also include some background information related to poverty and hunger and primary education in Zambia, a key problem related to these goals, a solution to these two Millennium Development Goals, both the regional and global impact these solutions would have, and a conclusion that focuses on specific actions that can be taken to implement the said solutions. Country Background Information

In 2003, Zambia was facing serious...
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